Brooke Testoni on Work, Beauty and NZFW

Sydney-based social influencer, blogger and stylist Brooke Testoni is in town for NZ Fashion Week


Brooke Testoni. Picture/ Dave Wheeler from Who What Wear

How did you get into fashion?
Believe it or not, I was the fit model for Australian designer Lisa Ho six years ago.

What did you think of New Zealand fashion before NZFW?
I see New Zealand fashion as being quite progressive and forward but also a little dark and edgy. My favourite brands seem to integrate more colour and are a little eccentric.

What does your typical day look like?
For me every day is different, that is why I love my job. A typical day will see me putting together creative concepts for clients, styling and shooting. If I’m not actively working on a job I will be sourcing locations and meeting other creatives. I am also working on a new and rather exciting project (to come).

What is your beauty routine?
I have always been a believer in “less is more”. I wash my face with an organic cleanser and moisturise with a small amount of La Mer Creme De Le Mer. Makeup wise, I am completely besotted with Charlotte Tilbury Light Wonder and Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow, Becca Lipliner in Nougat smudged with trusty Paw Paw ointment and a light layer of Clinique High Impact Mascara.

Five items you cannot live without?
My phone (aka my travel diary), La Mer (you will understand why when you join the club), a nude lipstick, my Dyson hairdryer and my husband.

Three brands you are loving right now?
Christopher Esber, Penny Sage and Vetements.

What is in your handbag right now?
Today I am using my Chloe “Faye” bag and inside is a disposable camera, phone, diary, lipstick, a bag of nuts, too many receipts and way too many coins.

What is your approach to your own style?
I like to wear classic pieces in a way that may not be intended. I love to layer and mix high street with vintage.

What advice would you give young designers/bloggers/creatives starting out?
Be patient, success will not happen overnight. And, more importantly, stay true to your brand.

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